Publications
EMPLOYMENT
Private                Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists
Academic          Curtis National Hand Center
                         Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Other                  Chief Medical Advisor
Comparion Medical Analytics

MEDICAL TRAINING
Fellowship         Upper Extremity Surgery, Curtis National Hand Center

at
                         Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Residency         Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard, Boston, MA.
Internship          General Surgery, Harvard (Mass General Hospital), Boston, MA.

EDUCATION
Medical               MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
College               BS, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Maryland Medical License

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand  (ASSH)

LANGUAGES
English, Spanish
Christopher Forthman, MD
Web Curriculum Vitae
Providing quality
care for the
Shoulder, Hand,
and Elbow.
Presentations
Lectures
Forthman CL.  Management of Advanced Trapeziometacarpal Arthrosis.  J Hand
Surg., 2009.

Forthman CL, Zimmerman RM, Sullivan MJ, Gabel GT.  Cross-Sectional Anatomy
of the Bicipital Tuberosity and Biceps Brachii Tendon Insertion:  Relevance to
Anatomic Tendon Repair.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 17(3): 522-6, 2008.  

Moss DP, Forthman CL.  Ulnar artery thrombosis associated with anomalous
hypothenar muscle.  Jrnl Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 17(2): 85-88, 2008.

Forthman C, Henket M, Ring DC.  Elbow dislocation with intra-articular fracture:
the results of operative treatment without repair of the medial collateral ligament.  
J Hand Surg [Am]. 32(8):1200-9, 2007.

Forthman CL, Blazar P.  Nerve tumors of the distal upper extremity.  Chapter in
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Forthman CL, Segalman KA.  MP and PIP Capsulectomy.  Chapter in Operative
Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Forthman CL, Graham TJ.  Intraarticular and Extraarticular Metacarpal Fractures.  
Chapter in Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Forthman CL, Segalman K.  Lesions and tumors of the carpus.  Hand Clin, 22
(4): 435-46, 2006.  

Forthman MT, Dove HG, Forthman CL, Henderson RD.  Beyond severity of
illness: evaluating differences in patient intensity and complexity for valid
assessment of medical practice pattern variation.  Managed Care Quarterly, 13
(4):9–17, 2005.

Forthman CL, Jupiter JB.  Surgical approach to the posttraumatic stiff elbow.Tech
Shoulder Elbow Surg, 5(4):219-230, 2004.

Forthman CL, Blazar PE.  Nerve tumors of the hand and upper extremity.  Hand
Clin, 20(3):233-42, 2004.  

Forthman CL, Ponce BA, Mankin HJ. Multiple myeloma with a pathologic fracture
during pregnancy – a case report.  J Bone Joint Surg Am, 86(6):1284-8, 2004.

Forthman CL, Kocher MS.  Giovani braccia che fanno sport (Upper extremity
injuries in the paediatric athlete).  Sport & Medicina (Italian), 21(4):19-34, 2004.  

Forthman CL, Ring D, Jupiter JB. Scaphoid nonunion: correction of deformity with
bone graft and internal fixation. Atlas of the Hand Clinics, 8(1):107-116, 2003.

Forthman CL, Segalman KA.  Locked volar plating of distal radius fractures:  How
much do interfragmentary stability and fracture settling depend upon screw
length?  Presented at the ASSH 2007 and AAOS 2008.

Levitt RL, Forthman CL.  A biomechanical study of locked plating for comminuted
middle third clavicle fractures.  Presented at the National Hand Center Thesis
Day.

Moss D, Forthman CL.  Locked volar plating of AO C2 distal radius fractures:  
Each fragment is stable with two screws in a model of early postoperative active
motion.   Presented at the National Hand Center Thesis Day.

Forthman CL, Ring D.  Harvard Thesis Day - Fracture-dislocations of the elbow:
predicting injury components based on injury patterns and treating acute
traumatic instability without medial collateral ligament repair.  Massachusetts
General Hospital.

Forthman CL, Jupiter JB.  A prospective multicenter study of new fragment
specific locking implants for distal radius fractures.  Paper presented at the
AAOS Annual Meeting 2005.

Forthman CL, Ring D.  Fracture-dislocations of the elbow: can injury components
be predicted based on injury patterns?  Paper presented at the AAOS Annual
Meeting 2004 (ASES Specialty Day), the 9th International Congress on Surgery of
the Shoulder (ICSS) 2004, the ASSH Residents and Fellows Annual Meeting
2003, the New England Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2003, and the
Northeast Hand Society Annual Meeting 2003.

Forthman CL, Ring D. Treatment of acute traumatic elbow instability without
medial collateral ligament repair.  Paper presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting
2005 (and the ASES Speciality Day 2005),  Northeast Hand Society Annual
Meeting 2003.

Yenni L, Huo MH, Forthman CL, et. al. Efficacy of early mobilization in the
prevention of thromboembolism following total knee arthroplasty.  Paper
presented at the National Naval Orthopaedic Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2002 and
the Mid-America Orthopaedic Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC, 2003.Huo MH,

Forthman CL, et. al. Efficacy of early mobilization in the prevention of
thromboembolism following total hip arthroplasty.  Paper presented at the AAOS
Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2001.

Forthman CL, Gabel GT. Anatomic and computerized axial tomographic
evaluation of the biceps brachii tendon insertion.  Poster presented at the AAOS
Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2000 and at the American Society for Surgery of the
Hand Residents and Fellows Meeting 2004.

Forthman CL, Gertzbein SD.  A retrospective study of the efficacy of an EBI bone
growth stimulator implanted during posterior spinal fusion.  Data presented to
EBI for internal use only, Houston, TX, 1999.
Shoulder Arthroplasty (annual), Union Memorial Hospital, 2006-present.

Hand Injuries and Infections (annual),  ER Course,  2005-present.

Elbow Arthroscopy, Union Memorial Hospital, Therapy Conf, 2008.

Elbow Stiffness,  Union Memorial Hospital,  Therapy Conf, 2008.

Monthly Hand Conference, Curtis National Hand Center, 2005-2006.

“Upper Extremity Physical Exams” and “Injection Techniques,” Harvard Primary
Care Course in Orthopaedics, Boston, MA, May 19th-21st, 2005.

“Distal Radius Fractures,” Harvard Orthopaedic Trauma Curriculum, 2004.

“Flexor Tendon Injuries, “ Harvard Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery Combined
Hand Curriculum, 2003.

“Radial Nerve Palsy,” Harvard Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery Combined Hand
Curriculum, 2002.
Shoulder, Hand, and Elbow Surgeon
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons